Thursday, May 30, 2019

Gold Medal Olympic Basketball Champion John Haskell "Tex" Gibbons 1984 Rose Hills Cemetery

John Haskell "Tex" Gibbons (October 7, 1907 – May 30, 1984) was an American basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics and won a Gold Medal. 

In the early 30s, John Gibbons played his basketball at Southwestern College of Winfield, Kansas, but after graduation, like many of the stars of his day, he joined the Amateur Athletic Union league. He played for several AAU teams. As a member of the McPherson Oilers, he qualified for the 1936 Olympic team. He became the captain of the 1936 Olympics American basketball team, which won the Gold Medal.

After his sports career, Gibbons taught and coached at UCLA. Later, he joined the employ of Phillips Oil and spent a long career in the oil business.

John Haskell "Tex" Gibbons died in La Habra, California. He is buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. 

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